Watch all HAF Coping with COVID webinars
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Watch all HAF Coping with COVID webinars

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Chef Divya Returns: Ayurvedic principles in Italian cooking

Divya will guide us through the preparation of an artichoke and olive tapenade pasta dish and discuss its benefits to our body.

Coping with COVID: A Dialogue with Deepak Chopra

Join us for an engaging and informative dialogue between Eddie Stern and Dr. Chopra on the impact stress and anxiety have on our wellbeing and how we can reset ourselves with basic self-care techniques.

COVID-19 and the Rise of Cyberbullying: Examining Interactions during Isolation

With the move to digital education platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic, parents can be left wondering how much screen time is safe and how online interactions can be monitored to prevent cyberbullying. This webinar will cover topics such as recognizing warning signs, how to foster open parent-child communication, and how to ensure children’s mental well-being, amongst other topics.

Coping with COVID, Ayurvedic Cooking for Boosting Immunity

These days, many of us are looking for simple ways to boost our immune systems. Join us for an online ayurvedic cooking demonstration by chef Divya Alter. Focusing on three simple recipes for boosting immunity, Divya will guide us through their preparation and discuss specific benefits to our body.

Coping with COVID, Building immunity with Ayurveda & Integrative Medicine

Join us for a webinar with Dr. Akil Palanisamy, a Harvard-trained physician who practices Integrative Medicine at The Institute for Health and Healing in San Francisco, one of the oldest centers for integrative medicine in the United States.

Coping with COVID-19, Manage Stress and Anxiety with Yoga and Meditation

In today’s panic stricken climate, it’s important to use tools we already have to help us cope and find some balance. How can focusing on our breath help reduce anxiety? How can we use yoga and meditation to calm our minds? Join us for a live webinar with world renowned Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Eddie Stern.

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10/28/22Dr. Anandibai Joshi

Dr. Anandi Gopal Joshi is credited with being the first woman from India to study medicine in the United States. Born in Bombay in 1865, she was married at the age of ten to an older man who had been her teacher. Dr. Joshi had a child at the age of 13, but the child died when only 10 days old. She believed that with better medical care, the child would have lived, and she frequently cited this as motivation for her desire to attend medical school. Her husband encouraged her in her academic pursuits and in 1883, Joshee joined the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, now known as the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. She graduated in 1886 with her degree in medicine; her M.D. thesis focused on Hindu obstetrics. Unfortunately,  Dr. Joshi was only able to practice medicine for a few months before passing away from tuberculosis.

Science in Hinduism

10/2/2022Gandhi Jayanti

Gandhi Jayanti marks the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the ‘Father of the Nation’ for India and the Indian Diaspora. To honor Gandhi’s message of ahimsa (non-violence), volunteer events and commemorative ceremonies are conducted and statues of Gandhi are also decorated with flower garlands. Gandhi and the satyagraha (truth force) has inspired many of America’s most prominent civil rights and social impact movements and leaders, including Martin Luther King Jr., and Cesar Chavez. The United Nations declared October 2 as the International Day of Non-Violence in honor of Gandhi, whose work continues to inspire civil rights movements across the world.

Examining the Impact of Mahatma Gandhi on Social Change Movements

Why we should not tear down statues of Gandhi

10/1/2022First Hindu temple in US

The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 facilitated the journey of many Indian immigrants to the United States. In this new land, many created home shrines and community temples to practice and hold pujas (services). As Hindu American populations grew in metropolitan and rural areas, so did the need to find a permanent temple site for worship. In 1906, the Vedanta Society built the Old Temple in San Francisco, California but as this was not considered a formal temple, many don’t credit this with being the first. Others believe it is the Shiva Murugan Temple built in 1957 in Concord, California, whereas others believe it is the Maha Vallabha Ganapati Devanstanam in New York that should be considered the first. Today, there are nearly 1,000 temples in the United States . Regardless of where you live, you have the right to practice your faith.

A Guide To Temple Safety and Security

5 Things to Know About Visiting a Hindu Temple